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It Wasn’t All About Slavery!

It Wasn’t All About Slavery!

by Al Benson Jr. Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America Back in February of 2013 (five years ago now, doesn’t seem all that long ago) I did an article for this blog called The Lincoln/Corwin “Keep your Slaves” Amendment. It discussed the Corwin Amendment, which many of you all probably never heard of. After all,…

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Did Lincoln’s Theological Views Reflect His Political Actions?

Did Lincoln’s Theological Views Reflect His Political Actions?

by Al Benson Jr. Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America The title of this article is a legitimate question–not only for Lincoln, but for the rest of us as well. Do our political actions reflect our theology? If you look today at some of these Democrats and RINO’s that hate Trump and will…

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Belated Birthday Comments on Lincoln the Empire Builder

Belated Birthday Comments on Lincoln the Empire Builder

by Al Benson Jr. Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America Well, we are now into February–the beginning of Black History Month, which should end sometime around the latter part of Spring. Yesterday was Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, with all the attendant legends and myths posing as history that always accompany that. As always we…

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First Lady Recognized Spiritual Dimensions of Political Battle

First Lady Recognized Spiritual Dimensions of Political Battle

by Al Benson Jr. Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America Over the years I have heard some say that the two subjects you should never discuss in public are religion and politics. Unfortunately, the folks that take this position give the devil the entire playing field while they sit on the sidelines looking…

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The Great Obamassiah–With More Delusion To Cover His Six!

The Great Obamassiah–With More Delusion To Cover His Six!

by Al Benson Jr. Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America Many of you, like me over the past several years, probably grew increasingly tired of seeing Comrade Obama’s grinning mug on the “news” as he poked his all-knowing finger in our faces while condescendingly talking down to us about our ignorance and his…

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Are Today’s Democrats (and many Republicans) Really Just Socialists?

Are Today’s Democrats (and many Republicans) Really Just Socialists?

by Al Benson Jr. Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America I just read an article on https://patriotpost.us by columnist David Limbaugh, for February 2nd entitled Democratic Leaders, Why Do You Find Patriotism Divisive? Although he made some insightful comments, I think Mr. Limbaugh really missed where the Democratic Party, at leadership levels, is at…

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A Few Excerpts From “The Memo”

A Few Excerpts From “The Memo”

  by Al Benson Jr. The “memo” is something that takes more than one reading to grasp. You sort of need to work with it a little and let the implications of it seep into your unconscious. In my opinion, if anything, the author was a bit too restrained in the way he stated the…

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Today in Southern History: Explorer I

Today in Southern History: Explorer I

31 January 1958 On this date in 1958…  Explorer I was the first satellite launched by the United States was launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida by the Jupiter C rocket and was designed, built, and launched under the direction of Dr. Wernher Von Braun. Other Years: 1861 – Louisiana state troops seized the U.S. Mint…

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Federal Agencies Work To Fulfill Karl Marx’s Vision

Federal Agencies Work To Fulfill Karl Marx’s Vision

by Al Benson Jr. Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America I have an old copy of The Communist Manifesto published by International Publishers back in 1969. It’s dog-eared, with lots of stuff underlined, and with my comments in the margins, because I have made lots of use of it in refuting what its author and…

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Today in Southern History: Osceola

Today in Southern History: Osceola

30 January 1838  On this date in 1838…  Seminole Chief Osceola died in prison at Fort Moultrie, on Charleston Harbor, South Carolina from what many say was a broken heart. Other Years: 1712 – During the Tuscarora War, South Carolina settlers and Indian allies led by Colonel John Barnwell destroyed a fort built and manned by…

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Charleston, SC Secessionist wants Confederate monument repairs

Charleston, SC Secessionist wants Confederate monument repairs

The State, CHARLESTON, SC – While the debate about removing Confederate monuments rages across the country, one group in South Carolina is looking to see some of the statues in the Palmetto State repaired. The South Carolina Secessionist Party sent a letter to the members of the Charleston City Council pressing the governing body to make…

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Sons of Confederate Veterans want to raise flags in every NC county along I-40

Sons of Confederate Veterans want to raise flags in every NC county along I-40

BURKE COUNTY — Another large Confederate flag is flying near a North Carolina interstate. Smitty Smith of Burke County put up a 20-by-30-foot Confederate flag over the weekend on his property beside Interstate 40. It’s part of a larger project by the Sons of Confederate Veterans to raise flags in every North Carolina county along…

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Today in Southern History: The Raven

Today in Southern History: The Raven

29 January 1845  On this date in 1845…  Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” was first published in the New York Evening Mirror. American literature has never been the same since. Other Years: 1802 – John Beckley of Virginia was appointed first Librarian of Congress. 1832 – Folsom’s band of Choctaw reached the Kiamichi River region of…

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Today in Southern History: The Challenger Disaster

Today in Southern History: The Challenger Disaster

28 January 1986  On this date in 1986…  The space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, Florida.  The blast killed all seven crew members, including flight commander Francis R. “Dick” Scobee; pilot Michael J. Smith; Ronald E. McNair; Ellison S. Onizuka; Judith A. Resnik; Gregory B. Jarvis; and schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe. Other…

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How Many Evangelicals Voted For Hillary?

How Many Evangelicals Voted For Hillary?

by Al Benson Jr. Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America Just yesterday afternoon I saw an interview by Rev. Franklin Graham (Billy’s son) on Fox News. Rev. Graham stated, flat out, that there is a coup d’ etat in progress in this country by people in the Deep State that are trying to…

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Today in Southern History: Indian Territory

Today in Southern History: Indian Territory

27 January 1825  On this date in 1825… The U.S. Congress approved Indian Territory in present-day Oklahoma clearing the way for forced relocation of the Eastern Indians down the “Trail of Tears.” Other Years: 1785 – The first state university was chartered at Athens, Georgia. 1814 – Red Stick Creeks attacked an encampment of almost 1,000…

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Today in Southern History: Audie Murphy

Today in Southern History: Audie Murphy

26 January 1945  On this date in 1945…  While covering the men of his company near Holtzwihr, France, Texan 2nd Lt. Audie Murphy killed more than 240 German soldiers and destroyed 6 tanks. For this and other courageous actions, Murphy became the most decorated American soldier of WWII. Other Years: 1716 – A Creek and Yamassee…

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Today in Southern History: CIA Employees Attacked

Today in Southern History: CIA Employees Attacked

25 January 1993  On this date in 1993…  Muslim extremist Mir Aimal Qazi fired on CIA employees as they waited in their cars at a stoplight near the entrance of Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Langley, Virginia.  Two CIA employees were killed and three others wounded. Qazi was convicted of capital murder and executed by lethal injection…

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Today in Southern History: Enitachopco Creek

Today in Southern History: Enitachopco Creek

24 January 1814  On this date in 1814… An attack by Andrew Jackson’s force of American soldiers and Indian allies caused considerable losses on the Red Stick Creeks led by William Weatherford at Enitachopco Creek in Alabama. Other Years: 1781- Lt. Col. Henry Lee and Francis Marion’s Patriot troops raided British installations at Georgetown, South Carolina….

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“Secret Society” in FBI and DOJ? Naw, (except where there is)

“Secret Society” in FBI and DOJ? Naw, (except where there is)

by Al Benson Jr. Back 40-50 years ago there was a big fuss among the liberals, Leftists, and communists (but I repeat myself here) about how the John Birch Society was a “secret society” out to do the country harm, a “secret society” on the Right. Needless to say the Birch Society was never a…

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